Friday, May 18, 2007

Blog Candy Weekend


I haven't done a blog candy give away in a few weeks.... so it's time!
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Leave a comment choosing which project is your favorite and you'll be entered to win a Stella Ruby Matchbook kit . I sell these on my website Creative Threads. I just received a shipment of Basic Grey paper pads and a really cool BLUSH card kit with all the supplies to make 7 cards.
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Photo #1 - This one started out as a DD creation, but was scrapped along the way. The flower are made with clear adhesive flower stickers from Making Memories. I didn't realize they were stickers when I bought them, but once I figured it out I adhered them to Basic Grey PHOEBE paper and trimmed then to size. They are attached to wire stems and stuck in a recycled Tabasco bottle. I thought this would make a cute get well gift.
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Card #2 was made for yesterday's SCS challenge. I embossed a piece of foil with the cuttlebug and used Green Thumb from Papertrey for the strawberries. I love these little berries!!
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Card #3 has a cuttlebugged background and flowers from the SU You Make Me Happy set. I used lots of shades of blue for this with a pop of gable green for the stems, leaves and sentiment.
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Let me know which one you like best and you'll be entered to win the matchbook kit.
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I promised to post the ribbon butterfly tutorial, but I wasn't able to get to it this week. I'm going away for the weekend to attend the SCS Central NY Get Together, so I'll be back on Monday to post the tutorial. Can't wait to see everyone at the get together!!!

170 comments:

kathy said...

The vase of flowers is an awesome Idea. and I like what you did with card #2 with the foil and its a hard choice but I think I like the vase of flowers the best

CAKVD said...

The first one!! The flowers must have taken you forever to do, but they are worth it! Georgeous! Thanks!
Cheryl KVD

ktneis said...

Love the first one, those flowers are beautiful. I have been enjoying your other card posts as well. You use fresh ideas and the colors are tasteful.

lisamh said...

I love the first one! Flowers can make just about anyone SMILE. So well coordinated. Thansk for sharing your creations. I love the inspiration

Kristy said...

Loving all of them but if I had to choose, #1...

kristinaalewis said...

I love all the projects, but my favorite is #1! The flowers are so pretty! I also love the foil look on card #2, what paper is that? You are so talented!

Elizabeth Royalty said...

It's so hard to choose, but the first project is probably my fave! Love the flowers... gonna have to maybe make some to brighten up my desk! :) Nah... I'll just keep the pic up on my 'puter...:)

Cat said...

I just LOVE the flower vase! It's certain to cheer up anyone not feeling well. Beautiful.

Kenna said...

I like card #3. The colors are a little different for flowers, but look great!

Dawn Mercedes said...

The first one of course! Darling!!

Terri E. said...

I sure like card number 3. I love the colors and the fresh look.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

LSN2 said...

My favorite is card #2 (love that embossed foil)! I also love #1 (I just love that BG Phoebe paper).

All three have your signature bright cheery style!

Linda (LSN on SCS)

Tana said...

If I had to choose I would pick #1 as my favorite! The flowers are AWESOME! It puts a smile on anyone's face. But I also have to agree that #2 & #3 as well are terrific, each one showing your unique style. That's what we all love about your blog, is WONDERFUL. Thanks for all of the inspiration you give.

Lisa said...

I must say that I like the first one the best. The flowers are beautiful! :) Lisa Hoekstra

Adelina said...

I love the first one! The colors are so cheerful. I like how everything is coordinated. Thanks for sharing your ideas!

Sarah D said...

Darn-it all anyways this was so easy I was going to sat that I loved #1 but then I saw #3 so what is a girl to say now..... sorry cant pick just one I loooooove them both!!!

Lesa said...

I am a first one girl too! Oh my gosh is there anything you can't do? This is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!
Lesa

Allison said...

I think I will go with the majority (not that I don't agree) but the flowers are the best (esp. with the pretty tent topper card beside it!). TFS!

Anonymous said...

I love the flower card, the shaes of blue are so beautiful.

Mindy said...

I must stay that although I like all 3, No. 1 is my favorite. And thanks for the tip about the flowers being adhesive, I had no clue and just purchased some yesterday..... Thanks again for all of your wonderful inspirations.
Mindy

jaimie gvozdas said...

I love love love the first one with the flowers in the "vase" YOU ROCK!!!! So creative! Thanks for the inspiration!

Tanis said...

I like them all too, but #1 is my favourite! How cute would these be in my living room!
Thanks for all your great ideas...and the giveaway too!

scfranson said...

I really love #3, the card with blue. It's really pretty.
Claudia F.

Alison Molumby said...

It's a difficult choice - they're all pretty cool. I love the cuttlebugged foil! But my favorite is the vase of flowers. I love the colors of the paper (and how they seem to coordinate with the jelly beans!).

Amy said...

It's one thing to go card against card but vase of flowers, candy bag topper, and card against card just isn't a fair match up. We're really supposed to pick just one? I don't think I can provide an unbiased opinion on this one on account of the jelly beans anyway. Anything with food in it automatically wins :-)

kamstamper said...

Oh, this is a hard choice to make. They are all wonderful projects...but since we can only pick one, I would have to go with the flowers and vase idea. It's super!

Bettina said...

As always - your cards are vivid and exciting and beautiful. But this time, hands down #1 the flowers! What a cute get well idea, or way to spruce up a room without the flowers wilting!

Shadowcatcher said...

I love that first one. I've been wanting to do something like this for a while, but haven't found the time. Love that it is a recycled tabasco bottle! :)

domenica said...

All of the projects are wonderful! I think that the flowers are such a versatile and fun idea. It would surely be appreciated by anyone lucky enough to recieve them. So, the flowers in the vase are my vote! Cheers!

lois lane said...

I love the first one!!!! I love the vase of flowers! How adorable!!! Everything you do is just so beautiful and unique.

Rachel Hope said...

Love those flowers in the vase....what a fun idea!!!!

Heather S. said...

The vase of flowers is sooo beautiful, I'm sure anyone would love to receive that gift. My vote goes to that one.

Phyllis said...

I love project #1. I have paper flowers and flower sitting in my craft area - ready to assemble. Nothing was jving for me, now I realize - I don't like the flower pot. You gave me the perfect solution. Thank you!!! Your blog is awesome.

Julie K in Taiwan said...

Photo #1 is awesome, you've taken something spicy and turned it into something sweet!

Jennifer Carter said...

They are all great, but I vote for project #1! I love how you did the flowers! I also like the other projects that are included in that photo with the flowers. They are all great!!

Peggy S said...

I love all of them, but my favorite is #1 -- love the springy flowers and it just is so fun to look at!

April Hall said...

I LOVE #2---that metallic looks so great against the red!

Andrea said...

All 3 projects are great but I think I like the first one the best ... you get to show it off!!

tikkelperi said...

They are all so pretty. But as the vase of flowers is a bit different I'll choose that one.

Renée said...

I love all of them! The vase of flowers is fnatastic. Love the colours and the variety. The last card is also beautiful!

Michelle said...

I LOVE the vase of flowers! That's my choice!

Jackie W. said...

I liked the first one the best! How beautiful and what a lovely gift.

Lisa R. said...

Hands down the first photo! How cool are those flowers! LOVE them! And a recycled tabasco bottle, clever!

Adam and Courtney said...

I LOVE the first one! Can I get sick, so you'll send it to me??!?! But I do love the foil on the second card, gonna have to try that. The first one takes the cake for me though. As always a hard choice!

Toni said...

Its gotta be number one! I love Basic Grey papers!

Stamping on The Farm said...

Okay I am different I love them all and I do not want to pick my favorite...just keep on inspiring me...lol.....

Steph said...

The flowers, the flowers, I love the flowers! LOL!

KayellWY said...

They're all wonderful, but I really do like that vase of flowers too. :) It just looks so cheery and would be fun to give as a gift, for sure!

Angel said...

Definitely #1...LOVE the flowers. It would make a great gift anytime!

Dawn DM said...

Honestly, I love them all. The strawberries and foil look great together, the blue flowers on #3 are great, but #1 is the best!! Love the flowers in the vase, the cute card and the jelly beans. You are sooo creative!!

Jenn in GA said...

Card #3 hands down! I should purchase that set even though it's retiring because the sentiment is so wonderful! Nice work...have fun at the SCS event!

jodene said...

My favorite is defenitly card #3. I love the colours. So very prety!!

Penny G said...

They are all pretty, but #1 - the flower vase - is my favorite. I really like seeing what can be done with papercrafts other than cards. I enjoy seeing all your creations - thanks for sharing!

Kim said...

Number 1, number 1, number 1!! Love the flowers in the vase...awesome. Would be a fantastic idea as a get well or congrats bouquet. I love real flowers but these would be a wonderful keepsake.

My Name is Nancy Grant and I am... said...

I can see that there are many that like the same project that I like best too. All of them are wonderful but the one I choose is the vase with flowers.

Smiles,
Nancy Grant

Erin said...

The first one. I absolutely the flowers in the vase. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing! -Erin

KIMBERLY said...

I LOVE THE FIRST ONE THE VASE OF FLOWER'S IS TOOO CUTE!

libby said...

Gosh do I really have to pick just one of these?? I love them all! But I guess I'll say #2 - the embossed foil looks so neat, and I love how the sweet little berries really pop next to the silver.

Kristy said...

I love the strawberries in #2. Very bright and cheerful, and strawberries always go with Spring. Beautiful card!

Shannon said...

Another vote for the first one. So adorable. I love it.

#1

the van's said...

You are so creative but I would have to say that picture #1 really caught my eye!! That would really really make someone feel better!!
Thanks,
Nicole v

SusanH said...

Oh man, it's hard to pick, but I really do like photo #1 - the flowers are so cool!

foodpartyfun said...

Love #1. The vase of flowers are absolutely adorable.

Pat

Lynda said...

I love Photo #1 - what a clever idea! Beautifully done.
Lynda

doverdi said...

Wow! For me its a toss up between #1 and #3. I love the bouquet of flowers as well as I love the flower card. But if I really have to pick just one, I guess I would say #3. Love the idea of matchbook kit. Sounds like a fun project. Thanks for sharing.

Mary Campbell said...

The flowers! These are just too cute. Love the idea of giving them to someone to cheer them up. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

Linda SS said...

Generally one creation always will pop out to me as a favorite. Not in this case...they are all just STUNNING! I'll go with #2, but only because I can never resists a strawberry. Really beautiful work:)

Chris Hauck said...

The first one is my favorite but I absolutely love them all. Great job! And thanks for sharing with some fun blog candy.
Chris

Regina D. said...

Oh my goodness. They're all cool projects, but I'd have to go with the foil embossed card. Awesome reflection.

jay said...

Oooooo I like them all but I think the one that struck me, was number 2. I studied it a little longer than the others, so I think it earned the vote.

Anonymous said...

I love them all, your work is divine! But I have to say my favorite is the bouquet of flowers!
Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous work! Alicia

Robbie said...

You do make this hard. Who wouldn't want to receive a vase of flowers! But I have to admit the strawberry card really pops so that would be my favorite!

Debi said...

I love card #2. There is something about this card that says class!

Ashley said...

Oh! Definately the first one. Love the flowers in the vase. Very nice!

Becky A. said...

Number 3 is my favorite. I really like the multiple shades of blue. Subtle chic :-). Thanks so much for sharing your awesome creativity. Blessings!

Cheryl said...

I must say that I like the second one the best. The aluminum foil embossing is really cool and looks great with the strawberries. All of them are great tho.
Cheryl Sims

Melanie aka Batgirl said...

I love the 3rd one best but I love blue :P You are so amazing! I love all your work and stalk your site daily! have a great weekend!

Lilian said...

i LOVE the gorgeous flower bouquet!! and the card that goes with it. so so wonderful... i am speechless.

Amie said...

I love card number 2! So bright and colorful, love the strawberries.

Alex said...

I definitely have to say one, i love the flowers and the colours are gorgeous, plus I love how you used the tabasco sauce bottle what an ingenious idea xx

Melissa Roth said...

Pretty stuff - I'll go with #1 since it's not the norm. I'm a Twisted Chick fan!

Connie said...

Oh gosh...it is so hard to choose! I'm going to pick #3, even though I think the flowers are awesome! The blues in #3 appeal to me...very calming and I like the saying on it. Great job! Love your blog...

Connie
http://inkspiredtreasures.blogspot.com

Cafe Ink said...

I love the flowers and goodies. That one is my favorite.

Your work is so beautiful, I enjoy checking to see what's new.

Charmaine G

Julie (julie_stamps@hotmail.com) said...

Wow! After seeing pic #1, it's hard to even concentrate on anything else! :) I love your idea! The embossing on the papertrey card was really clever though! I'm constantly amazed by your work!

SmilynStef said...

That get well gift set is amazing ... who wouldn't love a bouquet of flowers that never wilt!

tanja huxspal@yahoo.com said...

My very favorite is #3 because of the beautiful color combination you created. Of course, I also LOVE the other two. Those strawberries are my favs too!

laura j said...

Love them all.... but #1 is my favorite! Beautiful work!

Anouk Martin said...

I think all of them are GREAT, but number 2 is definately my fav. I love those berries!

sandie994 said...

Liked them all!! The shine of the foil is great, but I have to admit the vase fo flowers is my fav.

leenda said...

This is a hard one. I would like all 3 please!! O.k. if I only get one choice it is #3.

Genevieve said...

I definitely have to pick #1. That vase of flowers is so pretty! Such a great idea!

GinaP said...

While they're all beautiful, that first one really takes it. What a piece of art that vase is! Truly amazing, not matter how much work that had to be to make!

Michele L said...

#1 hands down....love this cool project of flowers in a vase. They bloom happiness over and over again.

Jen P. said...

I love, love, love your Phoebe vase of flowers. I really wish I had the creativity to come up with something like that on my own -- instead I have to CASE it! Your talent is just endless - that's for sharing it with us.

Ida said...

Very tough choice. I'm going with #3 though. I love the various shades of blue with the touch of green to add some contrast. #2 was my 2nd favorite. Ida

Kristine said...

I love the flowers, but I also love the colours in card #2!

sillyleann said...

yes, I agree, the flowers are hands down my favorite. What a cute idea!! Thanks for all your inspiration!

Cindy Lou Who said...

Photo #1 is my fav!! All the way -)
I love all the other cards too, but the flowers in the tobasco jar take the cake.
P.S. I Tagged You (nanananabooboo)
*MOUAH*

kathyt said...

Absolutely #1!! Maybe it's because I LOVE Basic Grey papers!

barb said...

They are all very lovely and innovative, but I have to pick project one, hands down. Anyone would feel a thousand times better after receiving such a lovely get well gift!
Very nice,
barb hendrickson

Jan Scholl said...

I love the foil idea. I rarely use foil but if I am dining out and they giveme a sheet to wrap my leftovers,I fold it up and save it for crafting. the berries just pop off the card and now I am hungry.

Anonymous said...

Even though they are all beautiful....I am guessing hands down that #1 is the winner!! Therefore, my choice is #1!
Sherri L
Canada

Denise said...

i'D HAVE TO GO WITH #1...THOSE FLOWERS ARE SO SWEET!

Julie said...

Definitely #1! Who wouldn't love flowers that don't die. :)

Connie said...

Love everything!!! But my chose would be the vase of flowers. Awesome idea with the foil. . .will have to try it. Thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

The flower vase is my favorite! They are gorgeous! Perfect colors and a great way to use a product that wasn't what you expected (the flower stickers). I love that kind of creativity!

Lisa said...

The flower vase is my favorite! They are gorgeous! Perfect colors and a great way to use a product that wasn't what you expected (the flower stickers). I love that kind of creativity!

Not sure how my previous comment got listed as anonymous, so I posted again. Sorry.

Kristin O said...

I love #1! I know it would pick me up if I were sick!

Cathy said...

How sweet you are to offer such SWEET candy to your readers and admirers. Ok...this is not fair! I love all 3 of your projects. But if I have to just pick one, it would have to be the first one. I love the pastel look and the flowers are just to cute and very creative. I just love your creative ideas and thank so much for sharing.

Jane said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome.. # 1.

Patty H. said...

I love the first one with the vase with the flowers and the cool card.

KathyC said...

I love everything you do but without a doubt that vase is my absolute favorite--it is just gorgeous!!
Kathy -- stampkat

Michelle said...

Hands down #1! but they all ROCK!

joni said...

It is all beautiful work. If I had to choose one it would be the vase of flowers.

Joni in Bedford

DeniseLynn said...

Ok so all 3 are great as usual. The foil on #2 is so fun - I always keep a roll of foil in my art room and have used it on so many things (crazy sounding but true) so tell me WHY did I not think of putting in through my Cuttle Bug!? The colors of #3 are so great and I love the overall layout - very pretty. And let me just say WOWZER!!!! Those flowers in project #1 are knockin my socks off!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE them. How gorgeous.

Kheila said...

I just love the creativity of the vase of flowers...very clever! That blue card is also so awesome, but think #1 is my favorite. I love your work.

Selina said...

#1 is awesome! I love the flowers and the vase! How very creative! Thanks for sharing such an incredible ideas!

Heather Leech said...

The flowers in #1 are beautiful!! All three projects are awesome!!
Thanks for sharing your amazing talent!
Heather L.

DeStampin'Corner said...

I like the first one. It is so beautiful and a great get well gift. I like all of them though.

Stamp4hobby said...

I really like the first one. Especially the Jelly Bellies! ;)
I think the best projects are the ones that include treats or things that are anything but a card. Something out of the ordinary...

Anonymous said...

I'm a "stalker" as well. Who wouldn't love to receive that gorgeous vase of flowers!!? No. 1 definitely my first pick but you've made the choice very difficult with 3 great creations.

cookiebaker aka Charlene

Hilary Reynolds said...

I love the strawberries!The Jelly Bean holder is great what a great idea! I thought the blue flowers were wonderful too. Hard choices but I pick #2.

Anonymous said...

I'm lovin the 1st one.....flowers in a vase. That is so cute!!! You're other creations are pretty cool too!!! TFS

Cindy Coffman

Daniela said...

I love #3 the most :)

Karen (aka Karen Stamps!) said...

My favourite is the vase flowers Get Well gift package. I love the faux bouquet - it would brighten anyone's day. My second favourite is the blue card with hits of gable green. I'm going to remember that colour combination - it's a keeper. Thanks for the inspiration!

Beth said...

Photo 1 is absolutely stunning. You have such a creative way with cards and accessories. I love your blog so much and get so excited when it jumps into my mailbox.

Nancy said...

Love all your cards....but my favorite is #3...the blue flowers card.
You did an awesome job!

I just found your blog and it's now in my favorites. Thanks!

HeyHeyPaula said...

I love the vase of flowers. I agree it would make an awesome get well treat. I just discovered your blog and I'm enjoying looking around. TFS

Anonymous said...

I like the idea of all of them but my favorite is the flowers.
Great ideas. Thanks. Kristie

Ally Stamps said...

I love the flowers!! They are just way to cute!!

Carolyn S. said...

I absolutely love the vase of flowers! I like the others, too, and have been wanting to try a card with the tin foil on it. Actually they are all great, but the flowers rock!

Genevieve said...

I love the colours on #3. I have been lurking for some time and I just love the vibrancey of your creations! They give a lovely zing to my day whenever I drop by.
Cheers!

Mary Lasse said...

I love the paper flowers! They make me happy!

Elaine said...

You are so darned good!! LOL DANG I love the project and how you put it all together, Trudeeeeeeeee!!!
I also like that you have blog candy!! I love Basic Grey Blush - I just bought another package this afternoon!! GEE - I think that mini is meant for me! LOL

Elaine said...

Oh, also, I chose card #3 - but I love them all!! :)

Kay said...

Definitely #3. I just love blue/green combos. The green really pops off the more subtle background. Great textures!

Busy Stampin with Helen Boberek said...

I love the first one also!!!

Helen Boberek
hbasket - SCS

Anonymous said...

Well, I'm in love w the Phoebe line of papers, and that little altered vase is to die for...so I pick number one.

Judy S said...

I love all three of them, but if I have to choose, it would be #1. What a nice get well gift for someone ... really like seeing different 3-D projects.

Sharon in NE said...

The vase of flowers would brighten any room. Great idea. All posts are wonderful, but #1 has my vote.

virginia said...

I love the last one, the monochromatic color scheme. I enjoyed meeting you today!

Ashley B. said...

Love that heart bouquet... it's so cool! I hope you had a fun get together weekend... did you all do the VSN together?

A Webb Of Creations said...

Your vase of flowers will last a life time. Love the cuttlebug foil look, too. #1 is my vote

Linda Webb

Donna B. said...

I totally like the flowers in the tabasco vase! How cute! Thanks for sharing & for the fun candy!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Michelle,

Well, my favorite is the 3rd card cause I love that stamp set! The others are gorgeous too! Love your work!
Thanks,
Geny C.

Bethany Paull said...

I LOVE the flower bouquet! I mean really LOVE it!

marlo said...

Card #3 is my favorite. I like the blue, looks like a soft denim. The green contrast is eyecatching. Great job!

jeannen2 said...

I love the get well flowers made from stickers! The sun's out here in Boston (for the first time in a very long time) so I get to enjoy my flowers out in my garden as well as in your artwork!! Thanks! jeanne

Colleen said...

While all three are adorable, I really like the last one the best. I love love love the blues and greens together! thanks for sharing

Rosella said...

Wow! Very hard to choose. All are really great projects. But, I think I like the flowers. Why? I love flowers and I love all the detail in them!

Lauri said...

love those strawberries!!! Gorgeous - absolutley gorgeous!

tyrymom29 said...

I love #1 its my favorite But the other ones are really nice too !!!

peggy lee said...

I love all 3, but if I HAVE to pick one and it's a tough choice, I'll choose the 3rd card-I love the color combination and the stamp set. The flowers in the vase are incredible tho...Thanks!!

Cheryl K said...

I love your vase of flowers. They are absolutely awesome!!!!!!!! Wow.

Lisa Trombitas said...

Tough choice between the first two - but think I'll go with the vase of flowers - what a great gift idea. On the strawberry card, did you use aluminum foil or special craft foil of some type?

Brenda Rudrud said...

Hi. The flowers are wonderful! I love the idea...small but adorable. I wish I had half the imgination that you do.
Brenda Rudrud

Ember said...

The flowers! That must have taken FOREVER! Georgous! Keep the ideas coming!!!

k.m. said...

Both cards are awesome, but if I HAVE to choose....I would say card #2 would be my fav. I really like the look of embossed foil....I have used it a few times myself. And, of course, the PaperTrey set looks soooo cute!!

sunnie said...

I like the 3rd project the best. I just love how you did the flowers.

hotstampmom said...

Love all the projects! I really think I like #3 the best! Love the blues highlighted by the green. It was great meeting you this weekend!
Jennifer

deniserj said...

I LOVE the card with the foil! Strawberries are just right for the season!

Pattie Sykes said...

I love card #2 -- using different items on cards is very intriguing to me. I'll have to try the foil in my cuttlebug now!
/p
psychspa

Wendy L. said...

My vote is for photo #1. The flower vase is very cute and soooo springy.
Wendy L.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe I finally found you...yippee! I saw your cards on PCMB.

I love the 1st picture with the vase & flowers...amazing! Kimmie/Kenzlane PCMB

askloentrup said...

After much deliberation I have to go with #1 and I have been sick this week with a bad case of Streph. I would love to have received. LOL! Great Job on all. Love your blog!!!

Jami said...

I love the vase idea, can you recreate one for an article in The Stampers' Sampler? Email me for more information if you're interested. :)

Jami Petersen
Managing Editor
jpetersen@stampington.com

~Wendy Tunison said...

Definately the first one! That bottle of flowers is to die for! WOW!

Kelly said...

Gosh, do I really have to pick just one? ;) Well since I can't just pick 1 I will tell you why I like them all! #1 These flowers are spectacular, I love the spirals of paper too. #2 who da thunk?Foil!!! What a great idea! #3 I love the dimensional look of this card. Thanks for sharing your wonderful work!

Katie in VA said...

They are all beautiful! I love the simplicity of number three, though; the colors are so relaxing :)

n2kids said...

And the winner is.....#3. I'm just partial to treat holder projects. They are all very lovely.

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